IPM Advisory Committee
The PA IPM Advisory Committee was commissioned by the Secretary of Agriculture to advise the IPM program on policy and program priorities. Members are appointed by the secretary and represent all areas of the community (agriculture, forestry, urban, government, environment, education, etc.) interested in the promotion and implementation of IPM. Members of this voluntary group serve a three year term and receive no remuneration save for mileage, coffee breaks and an occasional light lunch.
Purpose: To advise the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) and the PA IPM Program about IPM matters that affect the varied interests they represent. Members advise PDA on IPM policies, programs and issues that should be pursued and bring program needs to the attention of the Department.
Meetings are normally held three times per year in February, June, and October at PDA headquarters in Harrisburg on the third Wednesday of the month. Occasionally, meetings are held at a "field" site that represents an interest area of one of the members. This allows the member to "showcase" his or her industry, demonstrate what that industry is doing and any special concerns or challenges facing the industry. In this way, all members can appreciate the IPM concerns that each brings to the table.